The Last Act
Author(s): Barrie Pitt
Original Publish Date: Mar 10, 2014
Product Number: EB00755535
Released: Mar 08, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781473834767
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books
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This vividly detailed history examines the battles and politics in the final year of WWI—includes trench diagrams, photographs, and maps of battles. Three years into the Great War, Europe found itself in a stalemate on the Western Front. The Russian Front had collapsed and the United States had abandoned neutrality, joining the Allied cause. These developments set the stage for the climactic events of 1918, the year that would finally see an end to the war. In 1918: The Last Act, acclaimed military historian Barrie Pitt "analyses with great lucidity the broad outlines of German and Allied Strategy" (The Sunday Telegraph). With an expert eye, Pitt looks into the policies of the warring powers, the men who led them, and the resulting battles along the Western Front. From the German onslaught of March 21, 1918, to the struggles in Champagne and the Second Battle of the Marne, to the turning point in August and the final, hard-won victory, 1918 The Last Act traces "the blunders at the top and the filth and stench and misery of the trenches" in order to deliver "a compelling narrative" of World War I (Daily Mail).

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